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Sprint owner’s pursuit of DreamWorks boosts stock 30 percent

Shares of DreamWorks Animation rose almost 30 percent on Monday after news of a proposed acquisition by Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp. SoftBank, which controls Overland Park-based Sprint Corp. and recently dropped a bid to acquire T-Mobile US Inc., has offered to buy the studio for $32 a share, according to a person familiar with the talks.

Cityscape: Halloween pop-ups take part in the $7.4 billion holiday

Halloween is one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays with sales expected to hit $7.4 billion this year. More than two-thirds of the 6,332 consumers responding to a Halloween survey by the National Retail Federation in Washington, D.C., said they will purchase costumes, the most in the 11 years the federation has been doing the survey. Temporary Halloween pop-up stores have opened across the metro, offering a variety of costumes and decorations from fake spider webs to giant animated ghouls.

Cityscape: Halloween pop-ups take part in the $7.4 billion holiday

Halloween is one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays with sales expected to hit $7.4 billion this year. More than two-thirds of the 6,332 consumers responding to a Halloween survey by the National Retail Federation in Washington, D.C., said they will purchase costumes, the most in the 11 years the federation has been doing the survey. Temporary Halloween pop-up stores have opened across the metro, offering a variety of costumes and decorations from fake spider webs to giant animated ghouls.

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Alibaba’s stock is anything but child’s play

All those dollar signs surrounding this Chinese Internet titan, along with its imaginative name, have piqued the interest of many kids. Parents shouldn’t bet the college fund, but there are several ways to own a piece of Alibaba and turn the investment into a learning experience for your new investor.

Alibaba’s stock is anything but child’s play

All those dollar signs surrounding this Chinese Internet titan, along with its imaginative name, have piqued the interest of many kids. Parents shouldn’t bet the college fund, but there are several ways to own a piece of Alibaba and turn the investment into a learning experience for your new investor.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Dow Chemical fails to overturn price fixing case

A federal appeals court in Denver late Monday upheld a $1.1 billion antitrust ruling against Dow Chemical that found the chemical giant conspired with competitors to fix prices in the polyurethane market. The antitrust case was decided in federal court in Kansas City, Kan.